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Edward Scissorhands (1990)

8. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

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Most film scholars would consider Edward Scissorhands as Depp’s coming out performance as a movie star.  Edward’s shy innocence and blissful naiveté made Depp a teen heartthrob and bona fide actor.  In his first collaboration of many famous ones with director Tim Burton, Depp achieved super stardom playing a character based from several German Expressionist films that shakes up the natural order of his content, conservative, postmodern, art deco neighborhood with his gothic clothing and hands made from scissors. Edward’s capacity for creativity inspired filmgoers that felt different to express themselves. Scissorhands is about as quirky as a part gets for an actor to still be taken seriously.

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